The 2017-2018 Chicago STEM Exhibition Calendar for
Network Fair Coordinators
Committee Members
and Board of Directors Meetings

     The 2017-2018 calendar is subject to change at any time so please check back as necessary. 
    

A Calendar of events can be found here.

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September 2017
 
9/18/17 CPS Student Science Fair, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting 4:30pm-6:30pm at IIT
   
ASAP Area STEM Exhibition committee meetings (Please hold the first meeting before the end of September)


9/20/17 City STEM Exhibition Council Fall Meeting (Operating Committee Chairpersons and Network Fair Chairpersons) - Museum of Science and Industry, E-Suite, 4:00-6:30 p.m.


9/25/17 
     
CPS Student Science Fair, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting 4:30pm-6:30pm - IF NEEDED


9/27/17
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City STEM Exhibition Council Fall Meeting (Operating Committee Chairpersons and Network Fair Chairpersons) - Museum of Science and Industry, E-Suite, 4:00-6:30 p.m.  (IF NEEDED)

October 2017


10/12/17 DUE DATE for appropriate endorsement forms with supporting documents for projects conducted in a university, hospital or research facility under the supervision of a doctor, professor or scientist.  These documents MUST be submitted to the Scientific Review Committee member listed on the forms prior to the beginning of the project.


10/16/17 
CPS Student Science Fair, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting, 4:30pm - 6:30pm RESCHEDULED to November 6


10/31/17 DUE DATE for the Request for use of Firearms Endorsement to be received by the Safety Review Committee.  The request MUST be made on the appropriate form along with ALL required documents attached.
   
November  2017
 
11/??/17 DUE DATE for the receipt of the Letter of Intent to Participate in the STEM Exhibition.   DEADLINE EXTENDED!


11/6/17
CPS Student Science Fair, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting, 4:30pm - 6:30pm at BP


11/10/17 QED Math Symposium registration forms (available here after September 1) are due. For more information see their flier here or contact Doug O'Roark


11/17/17
ENDORSEMENT REQUESTS DUE for informed consent certification, human, vertebrate, vertebrate tissue, microbiology, and DNA to be received by the appropriate Scientific Review committee member (see the request form for details)   NOTE Endorsement requests MUST be made PRIOR to experimentation in order to ensure the safety of the test subject(s) and/or the scientist.  The project plans are reviewed by the Scientific Review Committee and, if safe, the endorsement is granted and the experiment may be carried out.  Permission to carry out an experiment CANNOT be given to one that has already been completed.  NOTE: Endorsements and additional documentation for projects conducted at a university, hospital or research facility under the supervision of a doctor, professor or scientist must submitted to the Scientific Review Committee member listed on the forms  by October 12, 2017.
   
11/18/17
DUE DATE for MINI and MAXI RESEARCH GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR PRE-APPROVAL to Mrs. Luba Johnson at CPS Student Science Fair, Inc., Dore Elementary School, 6108 S. Natoma, Chicago, IL  60638;  GSR #44
   
11/17-      12/16/17 Suggested dates for local school STEM Exhibitions


December 2017


12/2/17

QED Math Symposium at Walter Payton High School from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.  For more information contact Doug O'Roark.
   
12/4/17 CPS Student Science Fair, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting,  4:30pm - 6:30pm (Details TBA)
   
12/15/17
IJAS COVER DESIGNS DUE.  Send to: IJAS Cover Design c/o CPS Student Science Fair, Inc., P.O. Box 803945,  Chicago, IL 60680-3945

January 2018
 
1/12/18
SYMPOSIUM and ESSAY PAPERS DUE -  4 paper copies of the complete paper, including the entry form, must be received by Jennifer Patush at Curie High School GSR #37.  In addition, Symposium and/or Essay Entry Forms, along with the Research Papers and all required documents must be sent as one PDF file via email to cpssciencefair@gmail.com  Attention – Jennifer Patush
   
1/12-   2/01/18 Regional STEM Exhibitions-See the Regional/Area web page for the complete schedule.
   
1/10/18 City STEM Exhibition Operating Committee Chairpersons Meeting (Museum of Science and Industry - E-Suite  4:00-6:30 p.m.
   
1/27/18 Symposium and essay paper reading.  Contact Jennifer Patush

February  2018
   
2/5/18 CPS Student Science Fair, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting, 4:30pm - 6:30pm (Details TBA).
   
2/7/18 City STEM Exhibition Operating Committee Chairpersons Meeting (Museum of Science and Industry E-suite) 4:00-6:30 p.m.
   
2/21/18
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City STEM Exhibition Operating Committee Chairpersons Meeting (Museum of Science and Industry E-suite) 4:00-6:30 p.m. (IF NEEDED - Snow day makeup)

March  2018
 
3/5/18 CPS Student Science Fair, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting, 4:30pm - 6:30pm (Details TBA).
   
3/7/18 City STEM Exhibition Operating Committee Chairpersons Meeting (Museum of Science and Industry balcony Lab-1) 4:00-6:30 p.m.
   
3/13/18
7th & 8th grade exhibitors set up projects at the Museum of Science and Industry, 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
   
3/14/18 HS exhibitors and symposium participants set up at the Museum of Science and Industry, 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
   
3/15/18 STEM Exhibition Symposium Presentations, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
   
3/16/18 City STEM Exhibition Judging 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 
Opening Ceremony 11:00 a.m.
Judges Luncheon 11:30 a.m. (by invitation only)

Fair open to the public 1:00-3:15 p.m.
   
3/17/18 Judging for Special Awards & International Science and Engineering Fair
Sixth Grade Recognition Event (by invitation only)
Exhibition open to the public during regular museum hours
   
3/18/18 Awards Program 1:00-3:00 p.m. (by invitation only)
Exhibition open to the public 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
   
3/23/18 CPSSSF SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS DUE.   All necessary documents to be mailed  to:  Jenny Sarna, Scholarship Chairperson, CPS Office of Teaching and Learning - Science, Bridgeport Office,  GSR #39
FAXED applications will not be accepted!


April  2018


4/19/18
STEM Exhibition Scholarship Oral Interviews (by invitation only), Location TBA
   
4/27-
  28/18
Illinois Junior Academy of Science Exposition (IJAS State Science Fair)  Bradley University in Peoria
 
May 2018
 
5/13-
   18/19
International Science and Engineering Fair (International Science Fair); Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5/22/18 CPS Student Science Fair Inc. Board of Directors – Special Meeting,  2:00-4:00 p.m. followed by Science Fair Scholarship Awards Reception (by invitation only),  4:30-6:30 p.m.  (Location TBA)
   
5/23/18 City STEM Exhibition Council (Operating Chairpersons and Network Fair Chairpersons) Spring Meeting (Museum of Science and Industry E-suite) 4:00-6:30 p.m.

June 2018
 
6/4/18 CPS Student Science Fair, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting, 4:30pm - 6:30pm (Details TBA).

Last update 11/7/17 by R. Coleman